Even though we don’t admit it, we all want the approval of those closest to us. Our parents, siblings, spouses, children. We tell ourselves and them it’s not important, whilst we cringe inside. Desperately wanting them to say they approve of us, how we live and what we do. It’s in our human nature to want to be accepted.
When people approve of us, we feel good, but that should not cloud our thinking or affect the decisions we make in life.
We should not live to please people – especially in our spiritual lives. Be like Jesus. Know what others think of you, but don’t put your trust in it.
Put your trust in God.
John 5:41-42 “I don’t want praise from you or any other human.”